We don't usually do Weddings - much too stressful but sometimes they seem just right.
We have a friend who happened to mention she was going to be married in a couple of weeks and hadn't organised anyone to take photos. We offered to do it, assuming it was to take place locally. First surprise-it was happening in St Austell, because the groom had great memories of childhood holidays in Cornwall! Then she said it was going to be a really quiet do -just the bride and groom and at that stage no one else. Sounded unusual but then everyone is different! So, we said we'd do some pictures for her -it made a really good excuse to go away for a few days and weather permitting we'd get some different images.
So, we booked a B&B and decided we'd better find the registry office -very unprepossessing concrete council block- and then look for some better places for photos. We knew the wedding outfit might cause problems-you just can't walk far in gorgeous red heels and a floor length dress.
|Karen and Des|
|The Red Shoes|
|On The Tall Ship|
Afterwards, we decamped to Charlestown and got fabulous pictures over the next few hours. We all ended up eating sandwiches outside the harbour side Pub while we waited for the tall ships to open up for visitors. It was the most relaxed wedding day you could imagine. No worries over whether an important guest had been missed off a group photo, no annoying little children refusing to stand still, and the bride and groom never stopped smiling all day. We came home with over 250 pictures each, virtually all of just the happy couple-well there wasn't anyone else to photograph!